The Wine and Beer
"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts"
- Samuel Johnson
We have hand-picked the best wines to both compliment our menu, and ones that stand out in their own right.
Our list traverses both the old and the new worlds and includes fourteen sold by the glass.
At any one time, we'll always have 4 cracking cask ales to choose from. We take great time and effort choosing the guest ales, as well as tasting the guest ales.
As well as this there are always 3 lagers, Carling, Wrexham Lager and Kronnenberg 1664, as well as Guiness and Stowford Press cider on draft.
Current Ales Include
Brew 11 - ABV 3.6%
Brewed using a complex yeast strain, Brew XI is characterised by hop notes giving way to buttery toffee, which washes over a basket of red and green apples, bananas and plums. A rounded crystal malt tones the rapid onset but not persistent bitterness. Warm and slightly astringent with a hint of cracked vanilla pods.
Advertised with the slogan "for the men of the Midlands"
Shropshire Gold - 3.8% abv
Golden, with a flora aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish. A beer that has a rich gold colour to please the eye, a full rich flavour to make it appeal to those who preferred a stronger beer, and a pronounced hop character to please everyone!
The Three Tuns XXX - 4.3% abv
A renowned beer from a recipe passed down by the Roberts family who owned the brewery for several generations; a pale-straw-coloured, premium bitter with simple, light malty-sweetness, delicately balanced with light bitterness of floral, earthy character.
Upcoming beers include
- Timothy Taylors (there's a waiting list for this one)
Brilliant food- great service
Popped in for lunch on 6th April when we were early for our clay shooting lesson at West Midlands Shooting Ground. Expected a standard pub with 'ping ping' microwave food - nothing of the sort. The welcome was warm - the food was fantastic. Hodnet itself is a charming sleepy village and The Bear makes it well worth going out of your way to visit. Very impressed! - will return- Kendal Lad - Tripadvisor